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Senior Advanced Quality Engineer

Louisville, KY, United States  |  Quality  |  ID: REQ-10603


Job Location

USA, Louisville, KY

Job Posting Title

Senior Advanced Quality Engineer

The Challenge

The Senior Advanced Quality Engineer (AQE) owns the quality initiatives on New Product Introduction (NPI) programs to set the manufacturing operation up for sustainable long-term success. The AQE reaches out to the various quality organizations (MFG & Supplier) to understand their needs for the program, sets the quality objectives with the help of the AQE leader, and provide quality voice throughout the project. The Senior AQE will provide status updates to be presented during pulsing and NPI review/tollgate meetings.

What you will Do

Lead APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) activities for new/ modified processes or equipment as part of New Product Introduction (NPI) program.  PPAP of in-house equipment and parts primarily associated with an NPI.  For assigned processes:

  • Own the APQP process to plan, specify, procure, certify and implement into production high quality, cost effective, right-sized manufacturing processes including; fixtures, line side gauging, go/no-go, measurement plans, and equipment.

  • Responsible for the NPI iP checklists and completing/reporting out on Advanced Quality Engineering (AQE) responsible items prior to the reviews.

  • Lead cross-functional team PFMEA’s to understand the risks of new part/product/process changes and ensure they are mitigated accordingly by product launch.

  • Must work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment with both salaried and hourly personnel to meet the needs of the operators, the program, and the business.

  • Interfacing with team leaders to develop job instruction and define what is critical. Define the jobs through standard work and job instructions.

  • Balance the communication between product design and manufacturing to ensure all issues get addressed with minimal surprises to achieve world class manufacturing goals.

  • Ensure all process involvement meets or exceeds ISO, UL, and GEA standards Understand GEA technical drawings, both MBD/GD&T and linear dimensions, and ensure the quality plans established meet the drawing specifications.

  • Develop and implement all technical documentation or modifications for the new items introduced including the quality control plan required for an ISO certified plant (MCP’s, MCI’s, FRM’s, etc.)

  • Lead field test definition, surveying, analysis to drive robust issue resolution

What you need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher (Engineering preferred)

  • 3 years experience in manufacturing plant environment.

  • Computer literate and highly skilled in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and others.

  • Experience with using APQP and PPAP to qualify parts and processes.

  • Experience interpreting data to solve manufacturing problems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years experience in a high-volume manufacturing operation.

  • Experience managing projects in a manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient with understanding both coordinate and geometric GD&T drawings

  • Experience in metrology / measurement systems.

  • Experienced using, programming, and interpreting CMM/3D scanning/metrology systems.

  • Six Sigma Green Belt or higher certification proficient with Minitab

GE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.



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